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Etsy anniversary

Etsy anniversary
Etsy Markets in PEI celebrate five years

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

This fall Etsy Team PEI celebrates five years of hosting markets. Suzanne Scott, Team Captain of Etsy Team PEI and owner of Village Pottery and Potter’s Parlour, says having the markets locally has created awareness towards Etsy (a global marketplace for buying and selling handmade products) as well as providing

East Pointing

East Pointing
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

It took me a while to discover the beauty of East Point, the northeast tip of Prince Edward Island that juts into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The province has so many exquisite vistas and lighthouses, and East Point always seemed like a long drive. But as my passion for birding grew, and I followed the reports of other birders, I regularly noticed interesting

9th UPEI Chancellor

9th UPEI Chancellor
Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed

The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the 9th Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Callbeck is a retired business leader and senator, and former premier of the province of PEI. The native of Central Bedeque, PEI, was unanimously elected to the volunteer position earlier this year by UPEI’s Board of Governors. As

Child care subsidy

The child-care subsidy provided by the PEI government is increasing. The private sitter rate is increasing from $20 to $30 a day for infants and $20 to $25 for children two years and older; the before and after-school child care half-day rate is increasing from $10 to $15 and the full day rate is increasing from $20 to $30; and the number of families who will receive full subsidy is increasing

Engage PEI

UPEI’s board of governors welcomed new members James Bradley, Bertha Campbell (re-appointment) and Brian Thompson in Sept. Engage PEI helps Islanders volunteer for more than 70 PEI government agencies, boards and commissions. Some boards currently seeking new members are the: Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee; Legislative and Confederation Centre Public Library Trustees, and

Let’s Talk Memory

Let’s Talk Memory is a new campaign to help raise public awareness and challenge the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease. Through the program Islanders can share their story or journey with Alzheimer’s on social media using hashtag #LetsTalkMemory. Visit for information on dementia and to reach out for support. The campaign will include targeted local and social media, posters, feature stories

Ignition Fund recipients

2018 Ignition Fund recipients are: Broek Innovations Company Ltd; Gallant’s Seafood Market; Maritime Marzipan Confectionary; New World Foeders; RecordFund Inc.; Red Island Cider; Safety Pro Incorporated; ShopLaw; Stemble Learning and Westisle Special Projects. Two local organizations—RDÉE Prince Edward Island and Food Island Partnership—are adopting Ignition branding for their own start-up

Literacy plan

As part of PEI’s new provincial literacy plan, government is investing $700,000 to hire new early literacy coaches, purchase classroom resources, and specially train teachers to help young children learn to write. Several K-3 initiatives are being initiated this year. A writing instruction program is being implemented in 39 schools. This fall, 165 teachers of Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are

First-time home purchases

Under the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP), the PEI government will provide interest-free loans—worth up to 5% of the purchase price of an eligible property—to first time home buyers who qualify. The loans are repayable over 10 years. Government has committed $1 million to the program and it will operate until either the full amount is committed or March 31, 2020, whichever comes first. DPAP

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